Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Thai Coconut Chicken (With Homemade Coconut Milk) Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Thai Coconut Chicken (With Homemade Coconut Milk)

    Thai Coconut Chicken (With Homemade Coconut Milk). Photo by 2Bleu

    1/1 Photo of Thai Coconut Chicken (With Homemade Coconut Milk)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    smellyvegetarian's Note:

    I made this tonight to accompany Thai Coconut Rice. and wow was it yummy! It is from the January 2011 issue of Cooking Light. and I am posting with a few minor tweaks. I only had one can of coconut milk tonight, and as I looked at the two recipes I realized I needed double that. A little internet sleuthing brought me to a way of making coconut milk at home (without buying a whole coconut!) so I thought I would post it here in case others ever need that emergency substitution. PLEASE NOTE: Cook time here does not include marinating time of 2 hours.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      For coconut milk:.
    2. 2
      Combine dried coconut and boiling water; let steep 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Puree in a blender or food processor.
    4. 4
      Drain into a bowl with a fine colander or cheesecloth, squeezing coconut to get as much milk as possible. Discard coconut and voila! Coconut milk!
    5. 5
      Combine coconut milk, soy sauce, fresh lime juice, fresh ginger, Thai chile paste, sugar, and shallots. Reserve 1/2 cup coconut mixture; pour remaining coconut mixture in a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours.
    6. 6
      Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade in bag. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with reserved coconut sauce. (Note: I actually used the extra sauce to deglaze my pan a few times as my chicken took longer to cook than this.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 08, 2011


      I used canned coconut milk as I had some to use up. Also, I used chilis in adobo in lieu of the Asian chili paste. I made chicken and also a batch of shrimp. The flavors are wonderful, but it had a little too much heat for me. I pan fried them in a little EVOO. I would have liked to taste more coconut than heat, but tweaked, it could easily be 5 stars for our family. Thanks for sharing the recipe. (Buddha says "I will" be making this again, lol. :)

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Thai Coconut Chicken (With Homemade Coconut Milk)

    Serving Size: 1 (324 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 559.5
    Calories from Fat 363
    Total Fat 40.3 g
    Saturated Fat 33.3 g
    Cholesterol 90.7 mg
    Sodium 1195.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 36.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    thai chili paste

    Ideas from


    Thanksgiving, Solved

    Every recipe, menu, tip and how-to is right here, at your service.


    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites